South Park PTO Spotlight

March 18, 2022


  1. Purchase a Yearbook! Deadline is extended to, April 1!
  2. Interested in learning about or joining the DPS109 Caucus?
  3. Thank you for supporting the drive for Ukraine refugees
  4. Marla's Lunch - ordering available now through June
  5. Fun Lunch Volunteering - schedule posted through June

Yearbook Order Deadline Extended to April 1

The 2021-2022 South Park Yearbook is now available for purchase on the PTO website!

All classroom portraits Pre-K through Fifth Grade are included, as well as, highlights from the school year such as Halloween, Ice Cream Social, recess, and much more.

The price is $20 for 1; $36 for 2 and $55 for 3.

Yearbooks will be delivered to your child in his/her classroom the last week of school.

To order the yearbook, please click here.

For those who may not be familiar with the South Park Yearbook, typically teachers set time for all kids to sign each other’s yearbooks on the last day of school. There will NOT be any yearbooks to purchase after this date so if you would like to order, please don’t delay.

*Please note..if a student does not purchase a yearbook, they will be provided a booklet for classmates to sign on the last day.

Wondering if you've already ordered a yearbook?

There's an easy way to check!

1. Log into the Membership Toolkit app or website.

2. Go to "My Account" and then "Previous Orders".

3. Click on the Order Number to see exactly what you've previously ordered.

4. If you still have a question, please email

Want to learn more about the DPS 109 Caucus?

The DPS109 Caucus is seeking new members. Please learn more about the Caucus here. The Caucus includes 24 Members, plus two alternates, who come from many different backgrounds. The Caucus aims to undertake a fair and comprehensive process for school board candidate endorsement and publicize its endorsed candidates. The 2022-23 term is just beginning and will end in April 2023; five meetings will be held during that time.

To apply visit DPS109 Caucus website and provide the requested information, on this page. Membership applications are taken on a rolling basis with a deadline of March 30th.

Thank you to our South Park community for your generous support

with donating emergency supply items to send to Ukrainian refugees.

Our six DPS109 schools worked together and collected SO many items we had to utilize a second company to help ship them overseas.

In Case You Missed It

  • Upcoming PTO Meetings
  • Order Marla's Fun Lunch
  • Sign up to volunteer for Fun Lunch
  • Celebration Books
  • Purchase the PTO Membership & Directory
  • Join the South Park PTO -Facebook Pages
  • Support South Park via Amazon Smile

Upcoming PTO Meetings

Please mark your calendar for the rest of the general PTO meetings. We would love to "see" you!

Friday, 4/1 @ 9am
Wednesday, 5/25 @ 7pm

Joining a meeting allows the chance to learn about what's happing in the school; and also provides an opportunity to give your input & ask questions of Dr. Faust, Mrs. Gruenwald, and the PTO board.

Fun Lunch Volunteers

It is important that we continue to have volunteers to keep our fun lunch program running. We are seeking one parent volunteer per day to help the Marla's Fun Lunch staff (11am-12:30pm). This a great opportunity to see your child for a quick hug AND to help the school!

To sign up & review guidelines go to: Fun Lunch Volunteer Sign Up

Order Fun Lunch


GO to: (bookmark that page)

  1. Click on Register then Create an Account: School

    Password for your school: DPS299 (case sensitive)

  2. Sign In with your username & password

  3. To begin ordering click on the calendar date


Email or call 224.269.0068

Celebration Books

Purchasing celebration books not only supports the PTO, but is also a wonderful way to remember a special event, celebrate a child's accomplishments, honor a teacher/staff member, AND enhance the Learning Media Commons (LMC/Library).

* A minimum of $20 is suggested If you have any questions, please contact Holly Schlan

To purchase click here

PTO Directory & Membership

The South Park PTO website is your one-stop PTO shop for membership dues/directory, announcements, spirit wear, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Buying the optional $25 annual membership for our PTO will allow you access to our mobile/online directory. It also is our largest fundraiser to directly give back to the teachers and the school.

**For any families who need financial assistance, please contact Dr. Faust.

Questions? - Contact Karee Schwartz

South Park PTO - Facebook

South Park PTO Facebook page Posts about PTO activities.

South Park Family Network Facebook page YOU can post and ask questions to other South Park Families - please no personal sales, fundraisers or promotions.

South Park on Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the South Park PTO & our school. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to school.

Reach out - we can help

If at anytime during the school year parents/families need help with financial or technical support for school or PTO activities; please reach out to Dr Faust. Our goal is for every student & family to feel supported and connected to the South Park Penguin community.

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